West Coast Witches Pages

About WCW
West Coast Witches is run by Priestess Airmid Vila Nokomis (aka Natalie), a trained and initiated Witch and Priestess. West Coast Witches holds group rituals in Hollywood, California for all sabbats (major and minor), full moons, and dark moons throughout the wheel of the year. These rituals have been created from eclectic sources, and fall under the umbrella of witchcraft, paganism, Wicca, and metaphysics.

Rituals are open to individuals from all ethnicities, national origins, sexes, familial statuses, sexual orientations, gender identities, disabilities, religious backgrounds, socioeconomic statuses, and political beliefs. The ritual space is handicap accessible, and within walking distance of multiple bus stops.

WCW is not a coven at this time. While I do hold multiple rituals every month, I do not offer any training, classes, or initiations. Perhaps I will one day, but not at this point. However, regular attendance and participation in rituals is a great source of informal training in the ways of the Witch.

Individuals from any and all covens, circles, collectives, schools, training programs, initiation programs, and spiritual communities are welcome to attend WCW rituals. I do not engage in exclusion or divisiveness. Sometimes there can be elitist sentiments within spiritual communities – that one community is better, more special, of older lineage, deeper, more powerful, or has more “correct” teachings than others. I do not ascribe to this type of thought. I consider all spiritual communities to be equally wonderful, and therefore welcome individuals from any other groups (pagan or otherwise!).

About Priestess Airmid
Hi, I’m Natalie, aka Priestess Airmid Vila Nokomis! I’m a 30-something practicing Witch and Priestess. Prior to starting West Valley Witches I studied and trained in the Lilith’s Circle Coven, and was initiated as a Priestess in the lineage of the Cauldron of Sorn. After this coven disbanded I worked as a solitary Witch for some time. My ethnic heritage is half Irish, a quarter Native American (Algonquin), and a quarter Romanian gypsy. In addition to my work in Witchcraft, I am also a 12 Stepper, a parishioner at Agape International Spiritual Center, a Mahayana Buddhist, and a House of Brigh Faery Seership Apprentice.

About the Rituals
There is no experience necessary to attend and participate in the rituals. The rituals are designed for both the total novice as well as the seasoned pagan. Pretty much anyone can get a lot out of the rituals.

There is a $5 cover charge for each ritual. This is to help cover costs of materials, time, & energy. However, no one will be turned away for an inability to pay.

The following is a breakdown of all the elements involved in the four different types of rituals West Coast Witches holds. All sabbats and full moons are focused on enhancing positive energies, while dark moons focus on eliminating negative energies. I formulated these eclectic rituals by combining years of knowledge gained from training and study in Witchcraft with content from the following books:
- In the Shadow of 13 Moons by Kimberly Sherman-Cook
- Moon Magick by D. J. Conway
- Sabbats by Edain McCoy
- A Year of Ritual by Sandra Kynes
- Wheel of the Year by Pauline Campanelli
- The Wiccan Year by Judy Ann Nock

Major Sabbats (Samhain, Imbolc, Beltane, & Lammas):


  • Sageing: The ritual space & participants are purified with sage smoke.
  • Chakra clearing meditation: Guided meditation to open & clear the chakras.
  • Introduction: Brief overview of the sabbat, as well as the previous and next important holidays.
  • Calling the quarters: Inviting the energies of West (water), North (earth), East (air), & South (fire).
  • Invoking the deities: Invoking either specific deities associated with the sabbat, or the general Great
  • Mother and Great Father.
  • Elemental ritual: Ritual magick incorporating the element associated with the sabbat.
  • Craft: Participants are taught how to craft an item associated with the sabbat, and are taught about its role & significance.
  • Guided meditation: Focuses on working with the specific energies of the sabbat.
  • Food & drink ritual: Ritual magick in which participants ingest food & drink associated with the sabbat.
  • Individual chakra work: Brief focus on clearing & strengthening a specific chakra.
  • Closing the quarters: Withdrawing the energies of West, North, East, & South.
  • Releasing the deities: Releasing the energy of the deities invoked at the start of the ritual.
  • Ending: Merry meet, merry part, & merry meet again!
  • Sharing: Each participant is given the opportunity to share for several minutes on their ritual experience.



Minor Sabbats (Yule, Ostara, Litha, & Mabon):

  • Sageing: The ritual space & participants are purified with sage smoke.
  • Chakra clearing meditation: Guided meditation to open & clear the chakras.
  • Introduction: Brief overview of the sabbat, as well as the previous and next important holidays.
  • Calling the quarters: Inviting the energies of West (water), North (earth), East (air), & South (fire).
  • Invoking the deities: Invoking either specific deities associated with the sabbat, or the general Great Mother and Great Father.
  • Elemental ritual: Ritual magick incorporating the element associated with the sabbat.
  • Lesson: Brief lesson on the meaning and importance of the sabbat.
  • Guided meditation: Focuses on working with the specific energies of the sabbat.
  • Elemental ritual: Ritual magick incorporating the element associated with the sabbat.
  • Individual chakra work: Brief focus on clearing & strengthening a specific chakra.
  • Closing the quarters: Withdrawing the energies of West, North, East, & South.
  • Releasing the deities: Releasing the energy of the deities invoked at the start of the ritual.
  • Ending: Merry meet, merry part, & merry meet again! 
  • Sharing: Each participant is given the opportunity to share for several minutes on their ritual experience.


Full Moons:

  • Sageing: The ritual space & participants are purified with sage smoke.
  • Chakra clearing meditation: Guided meditation to open & clear the chakras.
  • Introduction: Brief overview of the moon, as well as the previous and next important holidays.
  • Calling the quarters: Inviting the energies of West (water), North (earth), East (air), & South (fire).
  • Invoking the deities: Invoking either specific deities associated with the moon, or the general Great
  • Mother and Great Father.
  • Individual deities: Participants are informed as to which female & male deities have chosen to work with them during the moon and throughout the coming month.
  • Guided meditation: Focuses on working with the specific energies of the moon.
    Elemental spiral: Participants dance in a spiral to gather the energy of the moon into a specific elemental object.
  • Elemental ritual: Ritual magick incorporating the element associated with the moon.
  • Individual chakra work: Brief focus on clearing & strengthening a specific chakra.
  • Closing the quarters: Withdrawing the energies of West, North, East, & South.
  • Releasing the deities: Releasing the energy of the deities invoked at the start of the ritual.
  • Ending: Merry meet, merry part, & merry meet again! 
  • Sharing: Each participant is given the opportunity to share for several minutes on their ritual experience.


Dark Moons:

  • Sageing: The ritual space & participants are purified with sage smoke.
  • Chakra clearing meditation: Guided meditation to open & clear the chakras.
  • Introduction: Brief overview of the dark moon, as well as the previous and next important holidays.
  • Calling the quarters: Inviting the energies of West (water), North (earth), East (air), & South (fire).
  • Invoking the deities: Invoking either specific deities associated with the moon, or the general Great Mother and Great Father.
  • Stand-alone guided meditation: Focuses on working with the specific energies of the moon.
  • Elemental purging: Participants channel the negative energies that hold them back into an elemental object.
  • Individual dark moon deities: Participants are informed as to which dark female or male deity has chosen to work with them during the dark moon.
  • Dark moon cycle guided meditation: A cycle of four dark moon meditations are repeated 3 times throughout the wheel of the year, focusing on recognizing the shadow self & reclaiming the light.
  • Individual chakra work: Brief focus on clearing & strengthening a specific chakra.
  • Closing the quarters: Withdrawing the energies of West, North, East, & South.
  • Releasing the deities: Releasing the energy of the deities invoked at the start of the ritual.
  • Ending: Merry meet, merry part, & merry meet again! 
  • Sharing: Each participant is given the opportunity to share for several minutes on their ritual experience.

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